Author Archive | Jeff Putnam

State of Nebraska Legislative Session 2017: The Good News and the Bad News for Workers’ Compensation

Several bills are under consideration at the 105th Nebraska Unicameral Legislature that, if passed, will impact Nebraska workers’ compensation claims.  Two bills are particularly advantageous to injured workers: LB 147 and LB 181.   LB 147, introduced by Senator Matt Hansen, would require a thirty day notice to an employee receiving disability payments if those […]

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Financial Assistance Resources for Injured Workers

A recent report from the U.S. Department of Labor titled “Does the Workers’ Compensation System Fulfill its Obligations to Injured Workers?” highlights the danger that a worker will fall into poverty following a workplace injury.  Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez is quoted in the report: A nation built on the dignity of work must […]

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